With a total of just over four square miles and being conveniently located only 9 miles from Atlantic City, Linwood has become a very desirable residential community home to more than 7,000 residents. Between the excellent school systems and athletic programs and the extremely low crime rate Linwood is considered a great town to raise a family. Linwood is known for its large, expensive homes, particularly in communities such as The Gold Coast, Fischer Woods, and Fischer Greenes. There is a variety of housing options including condos, townhomes, and residential homes which are most common. Homes can range from $100,000 up to $2 million with an average sales price at $275,000.
Linwood is primarily a residential community with a relatively large proportion of its residents employed in professional services or executive positions in the city and its neighboring municipalities. The city is widely known for the African violets grown at Fischer Farms and orchids from Brighton Farms. One of the largest convalescent facilities in the state is the The Linwood Convalescent Center which is a major contributor to the city's economy.